Before the return with President Lenin Moreno to Ecuador, the relatives of the kidnapped Ecuadorian journalists met yesterday with Edison Lanza, Reporter of the Freedom of Expression of the IACHR, around the Summit of the Americas that takes place in Lima.
For the relatives of journalist Javier Ortega, photographer Paúl Rivas and driver Efraín Segarra, all part of El Comercio’s journalism team, kidnapped in Mataje, the objective was to meet with the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, to ask him to materialize actions for the return of the team.
Yesterday, Ricardo Rivas, Paul’s brother; Galo Ortega, Javier’s father; and Christian Segarra, son of Efraín, also attended interviews with national and Peruvian media. There they talked about the situation they live after the plagiarism of their relatives.
About the kidnapped
Paul, 45, has a great fondness for photography. In photos when he was a child, the love of the trade and the cameras he inherited from his father, who died years ago and whom he called “my angel”, is revealed, says his family.
Meanwhile, friends of Efraín, 60, the oldest of the kidnapped, said his main characteristics is his nobility, companionship and love for animals
Instead, Javier’s family, 32, says he is an intrepid reporter and soccer lover. He came as an intern to Últimas Noticias at age 22, then went on to the editorial office of El Comercio. (I)